On Morning Joe Thursday morning, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) tepidly praised Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his symbolic filibuster, before severely criticizing his “intellectually dishonest” tactics to defund ObamaCare that Coburn said were misleading Republican voters.
“I’m finishing up nine years in the Senate,” Coburn said. “Nobody has a higher conservative rating than I do. I’m now no longer a conservative according to the standards that have been set by the expectation of this process.”
Actually, you never were, Coburn. Those rankings are meaningless.
The way they work is if the Senate votes to raise taxes by 100% versus raising taxes by 50%, and you vote for the lower (but still massive) increase, then you will be counted as having espoused the “conservative” position.
When nothing could be further from the truth.
I love to listen to pigs like this squeal, though. Means Cruz, Lee, and the rest are poking them in the right places. (No, not there – they don’t have any balls).